@TSFSports Week 11 NFL recap and commentary: Nobody’s perfect

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2013-11-17 Demaryius Thomas

The Broncos hit the Chiefs in the mouth early and didn’t look back.

The Denver Broncos weren’t in the best physical shape heading into their heavyweight bout against the Kansas City Chiefs, but they had just enough to put their undefeated foes on the mat to earn a 27-17 victory. Peyton Manning was given ample time by his offensive line to pick apart the Chiefs defense — which has harassed opposing quarterbacks all season.

 Thursday November 14, 2013:

Indianapolis Colts 30, Tennessee Titans 27 – The Indianapolis Colts spotted the Tennessee Titans 14 points before running back Donald Brown took over and pushed the Colts to a 30-27 victory. The Colts have not lost back to back games under Chuck Pagano — winning their eighth in a row after a loss. Tennessee’s Chris Johnson started out hot — rushing for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter — only to be held to 16 yards the rest of the way. The Titans failed to recover a critical onside kick late in the game for the second consecutive week.

Sunday November 17, 2013:

Buffalo Bills 37, NY Jets 14 – E.J. Manuel won the second meeting against fellow rookie quarterback Geno Smith — who had his worst day as a pro. Smith finished 8 for 23 for 103 yards and four turnovers — including a lost fumble. Jairus Byrd picked of Smith twice and Da’Norris Searcy returned a Smith interception 32 yards for a touchdown. The Jets have alternated wins and losses for the first ten weeks of the season.

NEW YORK JETS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
G. Smith 8 23 103 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Ivory 15 98 6.5 1
B. Powell 5 27 5.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Holmes 2 71 35.5 0
G. Salas 2 32 16 0
BUFFALO BILLS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manuel 20 28 245 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Jackson 12 34 2.8 0
M. Goodwin 1 17 17 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Goodwin 6 81 13.5 1
T. Graham 2 74 37 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41, Atlanta Falcons 28 – Last season Doug Martin emerged as the surprise backfield star for the Bucs. This year’s candidate may be waiver wire pickup Bobby Rainey — who finished the day with 163 rushing yards and three touchdowns (2 rushing, 1 receiving). The Bucs have won in consecutive weeks after dropping their first eight games. The Falcons watched their losing reach four games.

ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Ryan 19 36 254 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Smith 2 88 44 1
S. Jackson 11 41 3.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Douglas 6 134 22.3 1
T. Gonzalez 6 51 8.5 0
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Glennon 20 23 231 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Rainey 30 163 5.4 2
B. Leonard 4 16 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Jackson 10 165 16.5 1
B. Leonard 4 21 5.2 0

Pittsburgh Steelers 37, Detroit Lions 27 – The Steelers jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter before the Lions exploded for 27 in the second. Two of Ben Roethlisberger’s four touchdowns came in the final five minutes — completing the Pittsburgh rally. Detroit’s Matt Stafford finished with 364 yards, but was only 3 for 16 in the second half. Calvin Johnson had another big day with six catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 19 46 362 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Bell 9 49 5.4 1
R. Bush 12 31 2.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 6 179 29.8 2
J. Bell 3 48 16 0
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 29 45 367 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Bell 18 36 2 0
B. Roethlisberger 6 12 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 7 147 21 2
H. Miller 8 67 8.4 0

Philadelphia Eagles 24, DC 16 – Philly cornerback Brandon Boykin intercepted a Robert Griffin III pass with less than a minute remaining in regulation to preserve the Eagles first win at home in almost 14 months. The Eagles held a 24-0 lead before DC rallied with two fourth quarter touchdowns and both two-point conversions. Nick Foles finished with 298 yards through the air and an uncharacteristic 9 rushes for 47 yards and a touchdown.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Griffin 17 35 264 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Morris 22 93 4.2 0
R. Griffin 10 44 4.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Garcon 6 68 11.3 0
D. Young 1 62 62 1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
N. Foles 17 26 298 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. McCoy 20 77 3.8 2
N. Foles 9 47 5.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Jackson 4 82 20.5 0
L. McCoy 4 73 18.2 0

Arizona Cardinals 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 14 – The Arizona Cardinals moved into a tie for second place with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West after their fourth straight victory. Carson Palmer passed for 419 yards with two touchdowns and no picks for the first time this season. Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd had a career-high 193 receiving yards and a score. Jacksonville scored a touchdown for the first time at home all season.

ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 30 42 419 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mendenhall 13 14 1.1 1
A. Ellington 8 3 0.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Floyd 6 193 32.2 1
R. Housler 6 70 11.7 0
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Henne 27 42 255 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 14 23 1.6 1
J. Todman 2 9 4.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Noble 1 62 62 1
A. Sanders 8 61 7.6 0

Oakland Raiders 27, Houston Texans 23 – Undrafted free agent Matt McGloin stepped in for the injured Terrelle Pryor and passed for three touchdowns in his first NFL start. Oakland running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 150 yards on 22 carries. The Texans lost their franchise-record eighth game in a row. Head coach Gary Kubiak returned to the team — calling plays from the coaches box.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. McGloin 18 32 197 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Jennings 22 150 6.8 1
R. Streater 1 8 8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Streater 6 84 14 1
M. Rivera 5 54 10.8 1
HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Keenum 13 24 170 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Tate 19 88 4.6 0
D. Johnson 2 2 1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Graham 7 136 19.4 1
A. Johnson 10 116 11.6 0

Chicago Bears 23, Baltimore Ravens 20 (OT) – A tornado and torrential rain in the Chicago area delayed the game for close to two hours. Robbie Gould kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime to give the Chicago the win. Ravens running back Ray Rice had his best output in weeks with 131 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown.

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 17 31 162 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Rice 25 131 5.2 1
J. Flacco 4 20 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Doss 3 37 12.3 0
T. Smith 5 32 6.4 1
CHICAGO BEARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. McCown 19 31 216 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Forte 18 83 4.6 0
A. Jeffery 3 17 5.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jeffery 7 83 11.9 0
M. Bennett 2 48 24 0

Cincinnati Bengals 41, Cleveland Browns 20 – The Browns scored the game’s first 13 points on the heels of two Andy Dalton interceptions. The Bengals went on to score a franchise-record 31 second quarter points to move to 7-4. Dalton passed for three touchdowns despite having less than impressive numbers

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Campbell 27 56 248 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Ogbonnaya 8 69 8.6 0
F. Whittaker 4 20 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 5 125 25 1
F. Whittaker 5 41 8.2 0
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 13 27 93 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Green-Ellis 16 62 3.9 0
G. Bernard 10 45 4.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Bernard 4 41 10.2 0
J. Gresham 2 27 13.5 1

Miami Dolphins 20, San Diego Chargers 16 – The Dolphins defense held the Chargers to a touchdown as they won for the second time in their last seven contests. Ryan Tannehill was 22 of 35 for 268 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers managed only 9 points after taking a 7-3 first quarter lead.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 22 34 298 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mathews 19 127 6.7 0
D. Woodhead 5 21 4.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Green 4 81 20.2 0
A. Gates 4 52 13 1
MIAMI DOLPHINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Tannehill 22 35 268 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Thomas 10 57 5.7 1
R. Tannehill 4 21 5.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Clay 6 90 15 1
B. Hartline 5 65 13 0

NY Giants 27, Green Bay Packers 13 – The Giants have climbed back into the NFC East race with their fourth consecutive win. The Packers are headed in the opposite direction — losing their third in a row. Jason Pierre-Paul scored on a 24-yard interception return. Eli Manning was solid, passing for 279 yards and a touchdown.

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
S. Tolzien 24 34 339 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 14 27 1.9 1
J. Kuhn 1 12 12 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Nelson 8 117 14.6 0
J. Boykin 6 91 15.2 0
NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 25 35 279 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 18 66 3.7 0
B. Jacobs 5 9 1.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Cruz 8 110 13.8 0
H. Nicks 4 50 12.5 0

Seattle Seahawks 41, Minnesota Vikings 20 – Percy Harvin made his season debut and jumped right into the fray with a 58-yard punt return as the Seahawks moved to 10-1 with their 13-straight home victory. Russell Wilson was 13 for 18 for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns. Adrian Peterson finished with 65 yards on 21 carries.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Ponder 13 22 129 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
T. Gerhart 7 67 9.6 0
A. Peterson 21 65 3.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Carlson 5 69 13.8 0
J. Wright 3 69 23 2
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 13 18 230 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 17 54 3.2 2
R. Turbin 7 17 2.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Z. Miller 4 69 17.2 0
D. Baldwin 2 63 31.5 1

New Orleans Saints 23, San Francisco 49ers 20 – Place kicker Garrett Hartley kicked three fourth quarter field goals to push the Saints past the 49ers. The Niners defense played well as the offense struggled once again. A late personal foul penalty against the Niners extended a Saints drive — opening the door for a game-tying field goal.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 17 31 127 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 13 48 3.7 0
C. Kaepernick 3 25 8.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Boldin 6 56 9.3 1
V. Davis 4 33 8.2 1
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 30 43 305 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
P. Thomas 11 49 4.5 0
M. Ingram 6 25 4.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Colston 5 80 16 0
R. Meachem 2 78 39 0

Denver Broncos 27, Kansas City Chiefs 17 – A beat up Broncos offensive line kept hobbled Peyton Manning upright in handing the Chiefs their first loss of the season. The Chiefs defense — which leads the NFL with 36 sacks couldn’t get near Peyton Manning who was 24 for 40 with a touchdown pass. Alex Smith passed for two touchdowns — including one to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Smith 21 45 230 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 16 78 4.9 0
A. Smith 5 52 10.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Bowe 4 57 14.2 1
D. McCluster 5 53 10.6 0
DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 24 40 323 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Moreno 27 79 2.9 0
M. Ball 8 25 3.1 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Thomas 5 121 24.2 0
W. Welker 8 72 9 0

Monday Night Football 8:40 pm:

New England Patriots (7-2) at Carolina Panthers (6-3)

3 Responses to “@TSFSports Week 11 NFL recap and commentary: Nobody’s perfect”

  1. mapoui says:

    FUMBLE! poetic justice. the refs want to give Brady a touchdown. 2 nothing calls.

    and…Fumble! looks good on New England and the refs

  2. mapoui says:

    I dont know, but the receiver was clearly heading to where he wanted to be in the end zone…but that is not where the ball was thrown.

    mis-communication between QB and receiver

    there is no real controversy..only make believe controversy. Jon Gruden for one is a hypocrite and a pain in the arse.

    penalize the Panthers defenceman for illegal contact on the receiver, give the Pats a first down and 4 more shots. but there is no more time….
    sweet!

  3. Ron Glover says:

    The Patriots reign of terror began on a blown call, their eventual demise may be credited with the same.